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Telephone survey of 278 Rheumatic Pts during COVID (July 2020) showed 22% reduced/interrupted treatments, only 11 (4%) stopped. Decisions made by half (49%). Stop Reasons: anxiety (48%), IV Rx access (45%), Rx unavailability (6.5%) https://t.co/XgJ1TJsHJG

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Sep 09, 2021
What's your prediction when the Pandemic will end and we can travel, vacation, hug & handshake?

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Sep 08, 2021
ICYMI: The Greatest Rheumatologist - Part II #RheumNow https://t.co/NBNsmSxxcW https://t.co/n2f01vnugD
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Sep 07, 2021
ICYMI Expert Panel: Initial Views on FDA Warnings for JAK Inhibitors https://t.co/omeZyprT96 https://t.co/UGBlb9m5bS
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Sep 05, 2021
FDA JAK inhibitor warnings and what it means (also: what do you think?); other news released this week; and, two questions submitted from listeners. Dr. Cush discusses this and more in this week's podcast. https://t.co/4jTBhYDzRn https://t.co/lMpl2IOeXe
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Sep 03, 2021
In 2018-2019 Australia spent $136 billion on healthcare with more spent on MSK disorders ($14 billion) than CV Dz ($11.8 billion), cancer ($11.8 billion) & mental Dz ($10.5 billion). CAD, back pain, dementia, COPD & lung cancer caused most $$ burden. https://t.co/WHIPeNGIhf

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Sep 01, 2021
We've got another resource available on Cytokine Storm Management. Log in and download today. https://t.co/dTAzMVa6SB https://t.co/BvsZFxGrQl
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Aug 30, 2021
2021–22 influenza season coincides with continued COVID infx & Sxs may be confused betw both. ACIP Influenza vaccination guidelines: 1. Annual flu vaccine rec to all >6mos; 2. COVID Vax can be given w/ Flu Vax; 3. give before Nov 2021 https://t.co/oIkl50GI0W

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Aug 26, 2021
Rheums--have a question or case for Jack Cush? Record it here and we may feature it on an upcoming podcast. Tell us your name and where you practice rheumatology. https://t.co/wzNmOzH4VE https://t.co/QJn6Uo3lbM
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Aug 24, 2021
The CDC has reported that mRNA vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19–associated hospitalizations was sustained over 24 weeks; but there is evidence of waning protection amongst the immunosuppressed. https://t.co/UpQjFgKTpE https://t.co/3dQ2jacwJD
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Aug 23, 2021
#RA & Driving studied w/ installed auto sensor-based instrumentation - 23 controls compared to 33 RA pts (1292 driving hrs): shows RA & worsening Dz severity assoc w/ poor vehicle control; Braking/accelerating & steering variability liked to CDAI levels. https://t.co/umXGAbuicz https://t.co/EYxVVkzxR8
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Aug 22, 2021
US News & World Report Ranks Best Rheumatology Hospitals https://t.co/DgoE0On7So https://t.co/jkJcOGlJXo
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Aug 21, 2021
FDA has approved Xywav - gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) for “idiopathic hypersomnia,” (people sleep 9+hrs/, yet never feel rested). GHB prev approved for narcolepsy https://t.co/38MBpmOAAA https://t.co/5pLLghCYtp

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Aug 16, 2021
JAMA article on using new features in Updated PubMed: 1) Focus the Clinical Question 2) Use PubMed Clinical Query Filters 3) Refine the Search Terms https://t.co/ExK8p2hVnX

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Jul 30, 2021
Big news! You can download/listen to the RheumNow podcast in more places than ever! Find us on Apple and Google podcasts, the PodBean app, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn+Alexa, iHeart Radio, PlayerFM, Listen Notes, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Cast, Castro, Castbox, and Soundcloud! https://t.co/1WSUh06jjN
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Jul 29, 2021
Top 10 things you should know about THE EYE in your rheumatology practice @CRASCRRheum #uveitisclinic #uveitisrheumatologyclinic #kensingtoneyeinstitute https://t.co/SqRKOYa2N0
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Jul 27, 2021
Former Rheumatologist Settles Civil Fraud Claims for $2 Million for alleged False Claims Act violations. Charges were based on claims for improper medical treatments and false billing to a federal program. https://t.co/HZwrwDrkVk

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Jul 26, 2021

Fracture Risk with Low Dose Steroid

Jul 22, 2021

A large RA cohort analysis shows that low-dose glucocorticoid therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may carry an increased risk of vertebral osteoporotic (OP) fractures. 



There were 15,123 RA patients (mean age 68.8 years) enrolled in Clinical Practice Research Datalink

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A study of 7459 adults with diabetes, shows that regular bicycling is associated with a 22-32% reduction in all cause mortality and CVD mortality - with a loss of benefit to those who stop. https://t.co/wjEJXAu0zx

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Jul 22, 2021
US life expectancy dropped by 1.5 years in 2020, driven by the pandemic. https://t.co/89i333vmPv

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Jul 21, 2021
Can you refuse to see unvaccinated pts? NY Times letter reviews options for “vaccine hesitant” or “vaccine refusing” 1. Ask if vaccinated 2. Offer telehealth 3. Require masks & distancing 4. Minimize contact betw vax & no-vax pts 5. Address pt concerns https://t.co/LEJLDMIDyF https://t.co/stoUpzzK02
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Jul 19, 2021
Botanical extract, Chrysanthemum zawadskii var. latilobum (GCWB) studied in 112 w/ mild-mod. knee OA. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study finds GCQB signif better than placebo in WOMAC total & function scores https://t.co/xyKlrL2CG7

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Jul 19, 2021
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has an annual incidence of 0.4%. Population based study shows more likely in women, 50-59 years, w/ obesity, gout, rheumatoid arthritis or a prior hx of wrist injury. https://t.co/X7U5yh0R3l

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Jul 19, 2021
Arthritis as a Harbinger of Pediatric Cancer Lancet Rheumatology has published a cohort analysis showing that a small but significant subset of children presenting with arthralgia or arthritis may have a pediatric malignancy. https://t.co/jospgTxqBd https://t.co/eewDj5rQgL
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Jul 16, 2021
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